FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

29 April 2021

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please can you tell me how much the council has spent on instructing solicitors/barristers for Special Educational Needs first tier tribunals, upper tribunals and judicial reviews in each year since 2013/14. 

 

Please break down the total by cost per case and please provide a summary of the reason for each case e.g. parent seeking council funds to cover the cost of their child"s education.

 

If possible, please provide the outcome of each case i.e. the panel/judge upheld the council"s decision, the panel/judge overturned the council"s decision and for each hearing please include whether the parent had legal representation or if they were a litigant in person. 

 

Please also include how many cases were settled before they went to hearing, or where one party cancelled the hearing please state whether this was the local authority or the parent. 

 



East Herts Council Response

29 April 2021

Freedom of Information Act –  Information Request –

Further to your Freedom of Information request regarding:Education

This is a function carried out by Hertfordshire County Council therefore your request should be sent to [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire

Telephone 0303 123 1113 

https://ico.org.uk/

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or information needs in the future then please contact me.

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.